fellow-servant rule

Definition of "fellow-servant rule"
  1. In the realm of tort law, this is a common-law rule holding that an employer is not responsible for injuries one employee sustains due to another employee's error or fault in the course of performing their job duties
How to use "fellow-servant rule" in a sentence
  1. The company cited the fellow-servant rule in their defense, arguing that they were not responsible for the injured worker's damages because another employee had caused the accident.
  2. Upon examining the case, the judge referred to the fellow-servant rule, emphasizing that the company could not be held liable for the injuries caused by one worker to another during their employment.
  3. The attorney defended the construction firm, bringing up the fellow-servant rule as a crucial point, and stating that the employer was not liable for the mishap caused by one of their workers.

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